Rimijmurra is a powerful Wandjina from the Wanumbul country. Rimijmurra’s exploits as a thief are part of his identity. He steals, taking without telling anyone. Rimijmurra used to take from the other Wandjinas when they were hunting or fishing. He would run away with their wives. Rimijmurra is a big boss, like Namarali, and his name means ‘like a thief’. Jugalimurra (another Wanumbul Wandjina) works for Rimijmurra, works by the sea.

As in nearly all depictions of Wandjinas, Jagulimarra and Rimijmurra lack mouths. When the Wandjinas send rain, they make the sound of thunder through their nostrils, but they lack mouths so that it won’t rain too hard.

Courtesy of Mowanjum Art & Culture Centre

..Acrylic on canvas
..460mm x 670mm
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